Has your business recently been asked to provide proof of any green credentials such as a sustainability policy, environmental management plan/system or its carbon footprint?
Green credentials are an increasingly common demand within tenders, contracts and even funding applications - and your organisations ability to meet these demands could have significant effects on its success with these endeavors.
Recent research has shown that organisations that are able to successfully meet/fulfill green demands within tenders are 58% more likely to be successful in winning the contract compared with those unable to meet these demands.
Further, organisations that provide green credentials that exceed basic tender requirements tend to perform better yet again.
The most common ‘green credentials’ or environmental requirements asked for include:
- Environmental or Sustainability policies
- Environmental Management Plans and/or Risk Assessments
- Environmental Management Systems (EMS) aligned to ISO14001 (international environmental standard)
- Carbon Footprint or Carbon Emissions Analysis
Find out more about our Green Accreditation Scheme here.
With local initiatives such as the Greening of Government (GoGo) Framework increasing the spotlight on the performance of government to 'walk the talk' in terms of commitments to sustainability – businesses that work with/supply to the government will increasingly be required to follow step.
Ensure your organisation can satisfy these demands, and maximize your chance of success via providing proof of these credentials within tenders and funding bids – as failure to do so may negatively affect your business.
If your organisation would like assistance to help meet its green demands, you can either contact the Customer Service Centre on 08 8300 0103 or Brett via email.
View our Environment and Sustainability training course's here.
Brett Miller is a Business SA Environment and Sustainability specialist helping businesses to identify ways in which they can become more sustainable. Contact Brett via email or call the Customer Service Centre on 08 8300 0103.